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Old 07-17-2008, 05:12 PM
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BTW. I have a center tab on the Advantage, and never use it.


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Old 07-17-2008, 09:57 PM
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we have stupid deals on a 36 spectre,2 40 skaters ,1 38 talon,or a 39 mti .. these boats will be sold a great deals,
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:39 AM
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Good looking MTI!
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I think you need to ride in and look for your self at the boats in your price range. There is No way I would ever chose a spectre over a eliminator. Bob Leach has been building boats for YEARS and it shows when you look at the finished product of a eliminator.
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I would go true cat before considering a center pod. If need be, install a tunnel tab to help pack the air while sub-100mph cruising. Take a ride in the boats you like best and don't forget about resale value.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:49 PM
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I think putting a tunnel tab on a cat is asking for problems.
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I think you need to ride in and look for your self at the boats in your price range. There is No way I would ever chose a spectre over a eliminator. Bob Leach has been building boats for YEARS and it shows when you look at the finished product of a eliminator.
I have a buddy that has a 30' Daytona and it rides great on the lake, never have been down to the gulf with him yet. The gel and glasswork is very good but the interior is average at best, the new model has a much better looking interior IMO. Never ridden in a Spectre but everyone that I talked to that has had nothing but good things to say about them.
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I think putting a tunnel tab on a cat is asking for problems.
Why does Eliminator use one on the 30 & 36 then?
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People put them on to help with planing when running large props. Put one down and land wrong and you will be stuffing your cat.
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Eliminators are a great lake boat. The fit and finish is the best out there. The interior are very nice. Rough water with the center pod is a problem. I have owned both designs hulls, center pod and true cat. For under 100 mph the pod boat is great and the cats not as good. Over 100 the cat really shines and the pod tunnels get a little scary in rough water.

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